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The Coming of Jesus

01 Dec

Jesus was born into the most humble of circumstances. Yet, he is the most important person ever to be born into our race. God’s power shows up most perfectly in weakness (2Corinthians 12:9). He is not impressed with our power, influence or wealth. Therefore, he chose to come to us as One who is weak. I am not intimidated by the weak. He is that still small Voice within me. He is not loud, that I would fear him and run. He is the One who whispers, that I might draw near and listen. My strength is overcome by the weakness of my God (1Corinthians 1:25).

The great and the wise knew nothing of his coming. The arrival of the Messiah was announced to shepherds, not to kings. They were simple men, and their response was immediate. They believed the messengers from heaven and looked for Jesus. When they found him, they were transformed into messengers of God themselves, as they shared their testimony with others. The first worshipers of Jesus were not the elite of the community. They were those from whom society probably withdrew. They smelled of their flocks. They were rugged people who were used to hardship and danger. They were society’s fringe and generally did not fit in, but they exemplified Jesus’ ministry. He was sent to the lost and to the broken, to those who had need of a Physician. He was not sent to those who had no need but to the one whom the priest and the Levite passed by (Luke 10:31-33). These are the last who have become first (Matthew 19:30).

The shepherds are perfect examples of how I am to receive God’s word. When they first received God’s message, they tested the spirits, seeking Jesus to prove the truth (Acts 17:10-11; 1John 4:1). They didn’t delay, but hastened to act upon the word given them. As they fixed their eyes upon Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2), they were changed (2Corinthians 3:18). They found the word of the angels to be true, so they received the heavenly message into their hearts and became the messengers of heaven, themselves. What was told to them, they told to others.

The birth of our Lord was of supreme importance to all people on the earth (Luke 2:10). The coming of Jesus was Good News and cause for great joy. There were no threats of judgment or cause for fear. Jesus was lying in the place where animals came to feed (Luke 2:12), typifying that he is our Bread of life (John 6:35, 48). Peace and goodwill has come from God to all mankind at last.

Luke 2:1-7 perfectly illustrates that God is always in control in human affairs (cp. Daniel 4:28-37; Isaiah 54:17). The Messiah was born in Bethlehem as prophesied in Micah 5:2. This was done because an emperor desired to take a census (the first of its kind) of all his subjects. Joseph had to register in the city where his records were kept, because he was of the seed of David, the King, and could be viewed as a rebel. Nevertheless, these very ordinary events complimented the word of God but hid his extraordinary work from plain view. Though the affairs of men had no godly purpose, the work of God was fulfilled through human efforts in mundane affairs.

May God help us to see the truth that his will cannot be hindered or helped by the desires of men.

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Christmas

 

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3 responses to “The Coming of Jesus

  1. Luap

    February 18, 2013 at 11:38

    Jesus said mat 24 i will give you a “sign ” of my presence …why give a sign if all will see him.? what he gave was a list of events that made up the sign. if some one knocked your door or rang your bell the sign would be an “invisible one” but one that you would not mistake. in other words Jesus presence was an invisilbe one known by the signs he gave. , thats why he said if any come in my name dont believe it… because my presence will be invisible, made visible to those only with eyes of spiritual discernment.He has turned his attention now to see out the end of this system so it wont belong. the signs he gave were like reading a newspaper today. unmistakable… reason on this…. if Adam had been faithful would he not be still alive today? of course he would…God intended that all humans would live …not die…on earth. It seems to escape most that when they die theyre bound for heaven. check this out ps37v29, 10,11 mat 5v5. God has not changed his mind for humans, he made the earth to stand to times indefinite, it was only when man sinned they died. So he provided a way out for humans, he sent his son to die and thus ransom them from death, to live again on earth where he put them in the beginning. He did not change his mind or purpose because of Adams sin he thought of the perfect masterplan. He revealed in a sacred secret Mk 4v11 that for the first time some hand picked anointed humans could have the opportunity to go and live in heaven. this was new, introduced for the first time by a “new” covenant in an upper room just before his death. The book of Revelation speaks of 2 groups of righteous people one a little flock and one a great crowd. The early Jews looked forward to the coming of something that was to free them, they did not know fully what was to take place, many wanted a warrior king but instead the got a humble man, they as a nation rejected him because they were too proud. He disowned the Jews when he said ..”.look your house is abandoned to you”
    Where are the dead? see ecc 9v5-10 dead conscious of nothing at all. Where is their soul? Ezekiel 18v4 says the soul dies. ceases to exist. Where is hell? .. well it was, according to Jonah in the belly of a fish. according to Job it was the common grave of man. according to some it is Gehennah where all souls are kept alive to be tortured in a literal fire. According to Revelation hell and death will be thrown into the lake of fire, so how can one burn death and hell in hell itself. Oh dear how the masses have been hood winked by an irreprehensible clergy! thats why they are called the harlot, as “christendom” will certainly meet their total destruction in that lake of fire. The symbol of total destruction! if you want to know the truth , i will show you through the pages of your own bibles then only you can decide if you want it or not.never take my word nor any mans but prove this for yourself. check me out orbinson@gmail.com

     
  2. Scott Sholar

    December 1, 2011 at 16:30

    Thanks for sharing.

     
    • Ed Bromfield

      December 2, 2011 at 09:25

      Scott,

      Thank you for reading and for your kind encouragement.

      Lord bless you.

       

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